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Oral history interview with Preben Munch Nielsen

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0072 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0040

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Preben Munch Nielsen, born June 13, 1926 in Copenhagen, Denmark, discusses his childhood in Snekkersten, Denmark; Danish politics; the rise of Hitler; distributing Studentinus Iftatin, “The Student’s News,” for the resistance; the Elsinore Sewing Club; his teacher Froida Yacobsen, who fought with him in the resistance; the Danish King Christian X; his participation in helping Jews in Denmark; the night the German forces surrendered; post-war punishment for collaborators in Denmark; meeting his first wife and getting married; his second wife; his children; donating artifacts to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; speaking to groups about why the Holocaust failed in Denmark; the importance of NATO; and acts of contemporary genocide.

Interviewee
Preben M. Nielsen
Interviewer
Katie Davis
Date
1999 April 16  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:50:12
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